Thrill of the Hunt ~ Collectibles and Antiques
Blue Glass. Specifically vintage aqua blue – tiffany blue – glass. Opalescent, even better. I love it, I enjoy searching for it and finding it. Not on ebay … the old school way – wandering through antique stores and flea markets. Most of my collection is 75 – 100 years old, and it amazes me that while so fragile, it survives, even with colour intact. It is definitely in the details, check out the little feet! I also like fine china — Wedgwood, Spode, Winton Chintz & creamware. At a certain point I chose to narrow my search to very specific brands and colours purely from the practical point of display and storage! Keeping a collection within a strict colour palette ensures it all looks great together.
When we renovated our kitchen, I incorporated a display cabinet, an upper cabinet with glass doors and glass shelves. A dear friend introduced me to antique glass twenty years ago, and I have been hooked ever since. Why do we like what we like? Who is to say for sure, but I get great pleasure from my little collection every time I see it. I think if you have collectibles that are special to you, they should have a prominent place for you to enjoy… not hidden away.
The Opalescent bowl on the left I saw recently in green for $100. The blue bowl on the right is the daisy pattern that was made by several different glassware makers. The blue milk glass is the only time I have seen grape leaves as a pattern and little grapes for feet.